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Tiny donuts

We all love donuts: simple, with chocolate, with caster sugar, with jam….yummmyy!!!!!

I made tiny donuts so you have just one or two bites. They are great for kids and parties. This recipe is my mom’s recipe and I love it.

Tiny donuts


  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 150 ml warmed milk
  • 225 g plus extra for dusting plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 50 g melted butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 300 ml oil for deep-frying
  • 1 vanilla extract


Mix the yeast with half a teaspoon of the sugar and two tablespoons of warm milk. Place in a warm place to rest for 15 minutes, or until frothy.  Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir in one tablespoon of the sugar. Make a well in the flour and pour in the yeast mix, the rest of the milk, the melted butter, vanilla, and the egg. Mix to make a dough and then knead, cover the bowl and leave to stand for 45 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.

On a floured work surface, knead the dough for five minutes, then divide it into small balls and place it in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until they have doubled in size.  Heat the oil in a deep pan until it reaches 190 C, or a cube of bread dropped in sizzles and turns golden in 30 seconds.

Gently lower the dough balls one at a time into the hot oil, in batches of two or three, and fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden-brown, and then carefully turn over. Remove from the hot oil with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.  

Serve them with chocolate topping on top! Enjoy!


38 thoughts on “Tiny donuts

  1. In the central northern area of the U.S. they often have trucks selling ‘mini-donuts’ at fairs and festivals. They are a huge favorite of mine but they are donuts with a hole and usually covered with cinnamon sugar. Little hot donuts are delicious!

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